KAWATRACK By Lizzi
We decided that the first bike on Classic Grid had to be something special…based on a classic. We had many choices out there, an endless selection of AirHead BMW, a few tons of Honda pistons and then finally we stumbled upon this Kawasaki Z900 revisited by Lizzi, a custom builder based in the North-East of Italy.
This Z900 was created back in 2005/06, when it won the “best dirty track bike” at Padua Bike expo. There’s something different and really special in the Kawatrack, probably because of all the custom parts used to build it and all the different artists that contributed to it.
The idea of the Kawatrack started with the meeting between the Z900 and a squared aluminium swingarm adapted by Gianfranco and Fabio Lizzi. The suspensions have been upgraded with fully adjustable Bitubo at the back and the front forks of a GPZ 900 R. Then there’s the brave choice of the tyres, with a rain Pirelli at the front and a slick at the back.
The frame has been modified only in the rear part and adapted to support the four magnificent exhaust pipes that (together with the tail and the rest of the exhaust) were handcrafted by Ferruccio Codutti, maestro of aluminium creations.
Beppe from Kosmic Paint looked after the paint scheme: every single details was taken into consideration, from the frame down the little details of the engine. The sandblasting and polish were executed by Danielis Nicola while the seat was completed by Riccardo and Bruno Conta (Conta Sellerie).
Pictures and original text in Italian by http://passionelizzi.it/